Emma Houghton1

F, #52801, b. circa 1875

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Birthcirca 1875TX, USA, age 5 in 1880 census1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Travis Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 31, E.D. 123, S. 5, Ln. 11.

Milly Houghton1,2

F, #52802, b. circa 1877

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Birthcirca 1877TX, USA, age 3 in 1880 census1

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Travis Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 31, E.D. 123, S. 5, Ln. 11.
  2. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 2, Travis Co., Roll: T9_1329; Family History Film: 1255329; Page: 53A; TX, Reel 29, Vol. 31, E.D. 123, S. 5, Ln. 11, dwl 38-38.

Sherman Houston Houghton1,2

M, #52803, b. 24 December 1866, d. 20 August 1957

Family: Ella Ann Turner b. 18 Nov 1872, d. 30 Dec 1951

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BirthDec 24, 1866Kingsley, Wexford Co., MI, USA, age 3 in 1870 census;age 13 in 1880 census; Dec 1869, age 30 in 1900 census; age 43 in 1910 census; age 52 in 1920 census; age 63 in 1930 census; age 73 in 1940 census; Derl Houghton: Mayfield MI, and 1866; 1930 census of son Joseph gives TX1,3,4,5
MarriageDec 12, 1893Mt. Vernon, Franklin Co., TX, USA6,2
1900 Census1900Justice Precinct 1, Franklin Co., TX, USA, age 30, farmer6,7
1910 Census1910Mt. Vernon, Franklin Co., TX, USA, age 43, farmer8
1920 Census1920Just. Prec. 5, Jones Co., TX, USA, age 52, farmer9
1930 Census1930Prec. 2, Fischer Co., TX, USA, age 63, grocery retail merchant10
Occupationfarmer and groceryman5
1940 Census1940Fisher Co., TX, USA, age 73, grocery merchant11
DeathAug 20, 1957McCaulley, Fisher Co., TX, USA, of a CVA5
BurialAug 21, 1957McCaulley Cemetery, McCaulley, Fisher Co., TX, USA2,5

Citations

  1. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 19, E.D. 81, S. 23, Ln. 28.
  2. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.oshelp.com/houghtonfamily.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Jeannine Houghton Robertson, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  4. [S415] E-mail from Carla Sue (Houghton) Bordine, May 10, 2002.
  5. [S5] Death Certificate, http://www.footnote.com: Texas Death Records, Houghton surnames.
  6. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Franklin? Co., TX, Reel 108, V. 43, E.D. 40, S. 3, Ln. 22.
  7. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 1, Franklin Co., Texas; Roll:T623; Enumeration District 40; Sheet: 13A; line 22, dwl 223-223.
  8. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , MT Vernon, Franklin, Texas; Roll: T624_1552; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0048; line 52, dwl 233-234.
  9. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 5, Jones, Texas; Roll: T625_1824; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 134; line38, dwl 10-11.
  10. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 2, Fisher, Texas; Roll: 2332; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 3; line 70, dwl 10-11.
  11. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census ,, Fisher, Texas; Roll: T627_4033; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 76-4; line 20, dwl 25.

Wyman L. Houghton1,2

M, #52804, b. 24 December 1867, d. 11 April 1930

Family: Lucinda Jane Brooks b. 20 Jul 1864, d. 16 Jun 1922

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BirthDec 24, 1867Mayfield, MI, USA, age 2 in 1870 census; age 12 in 1880 census;
age 42 in 1910 census; age 53 in 1920 census; age 62 in 1930 census4,1
MarriageMar 9, 1898Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX, USA, age 20; mar 11 y in 1910 census1,5
1910 Census1910Justice Prect 6, Hill Co., TX, USA, age 42, working out farm labor, servant to John Bennett6
1920 Census1920Justice Prect 4, Johnson Co., TX, USA, age 53, farm laborer7
Occupation1930a farm laborer
DeathApr 11, 19308
BurialMcCaulley Cemetery, McCaulley, Fisher Co., TX, USA8
ResearchMcCaulley Cemetery, McCaulley, TX, USA

Citations

  1. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.oshelp.com/houghtonfamily.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Mayfield, Grand Traverse, MI, p. 4, line 6, dwl 26-26.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Jeannine Houghton Robertson, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  4. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 19, E.D. 81, S. 23, Ln. 28.
  5. [S415] E-mail from Sandra Dodd, Mar 12, 2004.
  6. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 6, Hill, Texas; Roll: T624_1564; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 170; line 69, dwl 234-236.
  7. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 4, Johnson, Texas; Roll: T625_1821; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 46; line 74, dwl 167-162.
  8. [S93] Newspaper Obituary, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  9. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 6, Johnson Co.,Texas; Roll: 2364; Enumeration District: 24; Sheet: 1B; line 78, dwl 19.

Fredwin Dustin Houghton1

M, #52805, b. 10 September 1870, d. May 1924

Family: Demie Ellen Holibaugh b. 18 Nov 1880, d. 23 May 1971

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BirthSep 10, 1870Mayfield, MI, USA, age 9 in 1880 census; Sep 1870, age 29 in 1900 census; age 38 in 1910 census3,1
MarriageMar 15, 1899mar 11 y in 1910 census1
1900 CensusJun, 1900Justice Precinct 1, Johnson Co., TX, USA, age 29, farmer boarding with Mark Page4,5
1910 Census1910Justice Prect 1, Johnson Co., TX, USA, age 38, farmer; with Mark Page, an uncle, 62, MO1,6
DeathMay, 1924TX, USA, from effects of heat stroke in 19227
BurialBuchanan Cemetery, Johnson Co., TX, USA1
BiographyDerl Houghton:
Fredwin Dustin Houghton was born the 10th of September, 1870, in Mayfield, Michigan. He was the third son born to Joseph and Mary Jane (Duffy) Houghton. His father farmed about 160 acres there, but in 1875 they sold out and left family and friends and move to Texas. Fred was just five years old. The family rented a farm in Johnson County and raised cotton. In November of 1879, Mary Jane died from typhoid fever, and from then on her boys grew up without a mother, until 1884 when Joseph re-married to Mary Mooney. By then Fred was 13 years old. He doesn’t show up in records again until March 15, 1899. This was his marriage to Miss Demie Ellen Holibaugh of Cleburne, Texas. The service was conducted by D. W. McKay.

In the 1900 census, Fred is 29 years old and is listed as living with Mark Page, who he is employed as a farm hand. Then in the 1910 census, Mark Page is listed as living with Fred’s family, as a uncle. So Mark must have been an uncle to Demie. Fred and Demie had four children: Myrtie, Jodie, Paul, and Mamie. Mamie recalls her father as the kindest man she ever knew. To her knowledge he never lost his temper, was loving and honest as the day is long.

Fred raised cotton, hay, corn, and cattle on a farm they rented outside of Cleburne. He paid one third of the feed and one fourth of the cotton he raised for the rent. All went well until about 1922 when Fred suffered from a severe heat stroke which nearly took his life, and the effects from which he never really recovered. He passed away In May of 1924. Fred was buried in the Buchanan Cemetery near his home. Demie never remarried. She lived around Godley most of her life where she died at the age of 91 on May 23, 1971. She is buried in the Godley Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.oshelp.com/houghtonfamily.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Jeannine Houghton Robertson, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 19, E.D. 81, S. 23, Ln. 28.
  4. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 108, V. 65, E.D. 53, S. 5, Ln. 4.
  5. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 1, Johnson, Texas; Roll: 1649; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1241649.
  6. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 1, Johnson, Texas; Roll: T624_1569; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 43;
    line 52, dwl 126-133.
  7. [S415] E-mail from Carla Sue (Houghton) Bordine, May 10, 2002.

Frank Foeman Houghton1,2,3

M, #52806, b. 18 September 1873, d. 18 October 1956

Family: Martha Jane Wright b. 29 May 1878, d. 17 Aug 1958

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BirthSep 18, 1873TX, USA, age 6, MI, in 1880 census; Sep 1873, age 26, TX, in 1900 census; age 36 in 1910 census; age 46 in 1920 census; age 56, TX, in 1930 census; age 66 in 1940 census; Mayfield MI also5,2
MarriageMay 17, 1894Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX, USA, he age 19, she 152
1900 Census1900Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 26, farmer6,7
1910 Census1910Justice Prect 7, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 36, farmer; next door to brother Oscar8
Mil. DraftSep 12, 1918Caddo, Stephens Co., TX, USA, age 33, farming for self9
1920 Census1920Justice Prec. 6, Stephens Co., TX, USA, age 46, farmer; and mother in law Georgia A. Anderson, 65, widow, TX10
1930 Census1930District 17, Pricinct 7, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 56, farmer11
1940 Census1940Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 66, farming; next door to son Oscar and Richard12
DeathOct 18, 1956Brad, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 83 from intestinal cancer3
BurialAug 19, 1958Brad Cemetery, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, also Ioni Cemetery3
BiographyDerl Houghton:
Narrative:
1895, Rented their first farm on Ioni Creek where first two children were born.
1900, Rented larger farm on Cedar Creek.
1906, Bought farm that became home place on Palo Pinto/Stephens County Line.

Additional Narrative: Frank came to Texas with his family when only 3 years of age. His mother died when he was 6. His father Joseph remarried when he was 6 to Mary (Mooney) Tubb who lived in Nemo. He grew up on a rented farm somewhere near Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX. At age 20 he married Martha Jane Wright (adopted daughter of Ruben J. Wright and George-Ann Rebecca Hart), They moved to and started their family on a rented farm on Ioni Creek in Palo Pinto Co., TX. where the first two children Olive Mae and Mattie Vera were born. By the turn of the century, he had rented a larger farm on Cedar Creek. That is where Vera died and Oscar was born. In 1906 he bought the family farm (home place), consisting of 80 acres and a two room house, from Tom Moore for $600. It is located on the county line of Stephens and Palo Pinto between Caddo and Brad TX. He paid for the farm via the first cotton crop. The next year the bole weevils got the cotton. Son Willie died of whooping cough. Orville was the last child born at the home place. They moved onto the Will Nickel place for 5 years. That is where Florice and Richard were born. In 1917 the crops had failed and drought took its toll. He sold the farm to a Mr. Boarman and planned too move to Arizona where Oscar, his oldest son had moved with his family and friends. He was in the process of shipping his two work horses "Jim & Pat" there. It turned out that selling the farm was a bit premature as the rains came and the drought was broken. So they stayed in Texas and moved to the nearby Jasper Cowart Place where they lived for 5 years. In 1923 he bought the farm back for $800 minus half the royalties. Two years later Son-in-law, Wallace Berry helped him move a small house from across the road on the Hart Ranch to a place beside the existing house. The two were eventually combined by building breezeway and porches to make one structure. His son Oscar would raise his family there as well.

The livestock pens or lot consisted of a log cabin type barn and corn crib storage area and a rail fence. There was abundant game such as deer, turkey, quail, dove, rabbits, and fishing. There were wild fruit and other edibles such as polk-salad, lambs-quarter, etc. in the area. It was a good place. A major drawback was having to haul water some distance when rain water ran out. There was a spring fed creek for livestock and some domestic use.

Martha began having occasional seizures similar to epilepsy after Florice was born and lasted until her death. She was a good mother. She was always busy canning, sewing, cooking, quilting, or something, despite her ailments. She suffered a very traumatic accident in the early 40's when she had a seizure while standing in front of the fireplace. She fell into the fire and was severely burned and almost died. Her face and body was severely scared. This accident slowed her down and she spent the remainder of her years quite limited. It never dampened her spirit or feistiness. She was strict and only spoke once. She was a deeply religious person and was a member of the Cedar Springs Methodist Church where she made sure her family attended camp meetings too. She also cared for her elderly mother for several years while raising her own family. She loved to read and had several books that she read to her children. They all knew how to read by the time they started school.

Frank was a hard worker and easier going than Martha. He loved to joke with the kids and particularly liked and read the comic strips. His nephew Cecil Moore spent one summer visiting them and remembered the following story. Cecil was riding one of the calves in the pasture. Frank told him not to let the calf get too hot and don't let "Aunt Marthy" see him or she would whip his butt. He loved his children and grand children and was always doing things with them, giving them cookies or telling them stories. Brown described his father as a pal who taught him how to work, play baseball, and respect. He was loved by everyone who knew him.

Both Frank & Martha were injured in an auto accident when he turned over his Model T at the blinding speed of ... say 30 mph. This occurred when they were driving from the home place to Caddo. The sun was in their eye and Frank was somewhat blinded. Marta noticed they were about to run off of the road so she told him to pull over some. He thought they must be meeting a car on the narrow highway so he pulled to the right. Wrong way. She meant he was about to run off of the road. Well he did. The road shoulder was not improved in those days and the car turned over. It hardly made a dent in that old car but it sure shook them around.

As they got older and unable to do the farm work, they moved off of the place into the Thompson place, a neighboring house only. They later moved into Caddo for a few years. Oscar moved his family to the farm and worked it. They later moved Frank and Martha back to the farm where they could take care of them as Frank had cancer and was dying.

He was a farmer by trade and spent his entire life farming until forced to retire due to physical limitations. He never sold the farm (home place) after getting it back but kept it in the family. Frank and Martha lost two small children Vera (2) from Whooping Cough and William (2) also of whooping Cough. Their son Richard died of Meningitis at age 28. They were married for 62 years until his death. In 1956 he discovered he had cancer and decided to forego the medical treatment and die at home. He died at age 83, 18 October 1956, and was buried at Brad Cemetery a few miles from their home. Martha was cared for by Oscar and Ola until she had to go to a rest home in Breckenridge until her death 17 August 1958. She was 80 years old. They are buried together at Brad Cemetery.

Comment by: Derl Houghton, a grand-son.

One sometimes has trouble putting things into perspective with life's problems and difficulties. This couple experienced most of what life offers and were shining examples and role models to those of us fortunate enough to be a part of them. The only thing Frank and Martha did not experience was either serving in the military or fight in the War or have children that did. However, they served their God and Country both in support of the war and the contribution of producing a wonderful family. Their son Richard "Dick", my father, did not die on some foreign battlefield but gave his life (meningitis exposure) while transporting soldiers from Camp Wolters in his cab in Mineral Wells, TX. Both my father and grandfather were great men as far as I am concerned. I have many fond memories of my grandfather Frank. I barely remember my father, as he died when I was very young, but I know he was an extension of his father and so am I. That makes me very proud.

Comment by: Small memorial by Francis Houghton, a grand-daughter.

The ringing of the phone in the night disturbed my peaceful sleep. "Yes Mom, we'll be home by noon tomorrow." As I returned to my bed, I wasn't sleepy anymore. I lay musing over incidents that had happened not so long ago. He was a little old man. His white hair circled the edge of his head like a lone thunderhead in an otherwise clear sky. Like most farmers he wore the typical faded bib overalls with a plaid flannel shirt and fur lined slippers that zipped instead of tying. His fingernails were cracked with age although he always told us a wagon wheel rolled over them once.

The visits we made to his house were visits to long be remembered. In his model T Ford we would jog and bounce down the road to the back pasture where he would proudly display his corn and then back to the barn to see the twin goats born "just yesterday."

After Summer, out came the card table and the dominos, his blue eyes twinkling, yet dim enough so you could never see the double blank was right side up. I loved to sit under the vine covered back porch listening to his stories of "the good old days" accompanied by the sounds of the night. There were stories of how his parents moved from Michigan when he was only three. He told of when he was 20 he married Martha. He always added that he married her so he would have someone to pick his cotton that fall. "Yes", he'd say, "sixty years is a long time to live with one woman". He always added a word about the two pictures with huge carved wooden frames that hung in the bed room. Little Willie and Vera both died of whooping cough when they were only three. I like the story of the deer antlers that hung over the front door. "That's the first deer your daddy ever killed. A ten pointer too!" He would pause long enough to get a drink from the water bucket that hung on a chain from the ceiling of the porch. I liked to drink from the gourd dipper and managed to have enough water left to throw onto the vines that climbed strings to the roof.

All too soon it would be time to go home. When we get home tomorrow the little old man won't be waiting for us. There won't be a special joke in the morning paper he saved especially for us to read. There won't be any cookies that he bought because he knew we were coming home. In their place will be a sad little lady dressed in black, bouquets of flowers and food brought by the neighbors and friends, but nothing to take the place for the kind, little man.

In Psalms, I remember reading about "With a long life I will satisfy him," and breathe a silent prayer of thanks to my heavenly father for having had the privilege of knowing a man like my grandfather.

Brown Remembers...

“I remember my father told me about helping a man rob a bee hive. He lived down toward Cedar Creek. That is where my folks lived before they moved there near Caddo. The man was named Fitch Hamilton. His wife was Etta Hamilton, a cousin of Grandma Anderson.

There was a place down there called Hells Gate. There is a high duff there with a gap in it like a natural gate. In the cliff, near the gate, there is a bluff about a hundred feet high. About fifty feet from the bottom there was a cave and in the cave there was a bee-hive.

They built a rope ladder and tied one end to a tree at the top and let the rope ladder down to the cave. Then they took the honey out and took it up the rope ladder.

My father and Uncle Oscar robbed several bee trees in the area near their farms where they lived. I would love to get back down there one more time and see the old home-place once more.

My father and I were planting corn on the home-place. He was working two horses to a lister. That was a plow that we made a furrow with to plant corn in. Then we rim the planter in to plant the corn seed in the ground and cover it up.

I got a blister on one heel and it hurt so bad I couldn’t walk. My father bandaged my foot with strips of gunny-sack and I planted the corn without my shoe. I got the corn planted and it made a good crop.”

-Orville (Brown) Houghton

As compiled and written by Rose Mae Emm and Dave Reedy about 1990.

A biography of Frank Foeman Houghton.

Frank was born September 18, 1873, near the town of Mayfield in Grand Traverse County in northern Michigan. His father, Joseph, was a farmer and had moved to the county in 1866 to be near his father. Frank already had three older brothers all born in Mayfield. They were Sherman, Wyman, and Fred. When Frank was three, the family packed up a moved to Texas. They settled eventually in Johnson County renting a farm near Cleburne. Almost as soon as they arrived there was the birth of the youngest brother, Oscar. Joseph changed into a cotton farmer and I’m sure the boys did too, as cotton farming was usually a family affair. In 1879, when Frank was just six, his mother died at the age of 33 years. At this same time his father was failing in health due to injuries in the civil war, and was unable to do full time farming. A Lot of the load fell on the older boys.

I cant find any other information about how well the family did for the next ten years or so, except that in 1884, Joseph re-married to a widow named Mary (Mooney) Tubb, and that he was becoming more crippled so that he was hardly able to work. Then on 23 May1894, Frank married Martha Jane Wright in Cleburne. He was married at the age of 20, and before his older brothers.

Martha Jane Wright, age 17, was the adopted daughter of James Monroe and George-Ann Anderson. Actually James was George-Ann’s second husband having married him in 1883. George-Ann Rebecca Hart first married Ruben Wright. According to family stories, he was a Caddo or a Comanche Indian, and after being married only a few years, he left with all their belongings and never returned. George-Ann and her three-year-old daughter stayed with neighbors until she could somewhat recover. In truth, if he was an Indian I can find any record of it. He was from Harpersville and is buried there beside his parents. He did leave her and went up around Breckenridge. There he started a second family. George-Ann then married James Anderson and they had four children, three that lived: Mary Etta, James Benjamin, and Adda.

Soon after Frank and Martha were married they moved to Palo Pinto County and rented a farm on Ioni Creek. Their first child was born January 11, 1896, and they named her Olive Mae. I don’t know if she was born before they left Johnson County or after they arrived in Palo Pinto County. Soon after followed little Mattie Vera on December 7, 1897. Frank rented a larger farm on Cedar Creek and they moved there. Here is where little Vera died from the whooping cough in the fall of 1899. On 10 May 1900, their first son was born, and they named him Oscar Franklin Houghton. Then in 1904 there was George William Joseph Houghton.

In 1906, Frank bought his first farm. He purchased it from Tom Moore for about $600. This 80 acres and its small two-room house would from now on be called “The Home-place”. Frank paid for it from the proceeds of the first years cotton harvest. It was a good thing he did too, for the next year the boil weevils got the cotton. Also in 1906, Willie died from the whooping cough at the age of two.

November 28, 1907, after a bad year for cotton, Frank and Martha were blessed with the birth of another daughter, Hattie Florice. It was after the birth of Florice that Martha began to have occasional seizures that she had for the rest of her life.

Orville Emerson Houghton, better know as “Brown”, was born January 23, 1910. Shortly after his birth the family moved on the Will Nickel place for a few years. Here is where daughter Rosa Etta was born on November 26, 1912, and later Richard Ivan, who was born April 15, 1915. Then shortly after Richard was born they moved back on to the home place.

The farm had not been producing that well for the last few years due to bad weather and drought conditions. Their oldest son Oscar, along with other family and friends, had gone to Arizona to find work and told the family how well things were there. Frank decided that they would move to Arizona too. So he sold the home place and began to make preparations to ship Jim & Pat, their two work horses, to Arizona. This proved to be a mistake, for soon the rains came and the drought ended. Instead of going to Arizona they rented the Jasper Cowert place and lived there for five years. This all happened in 1917.

In 1923, Frank bought the home place back from a man named Boarman and this time he paid $800 for it, and that was minus half the mineral rights. Two years later, son-in-law Wallace Berry, moved in another house on the place from the old Hart place across the road. This house is still there today. This is where Frank and “Marta” lived until their golden years.

Martha was a good mother. She was always busy canning, sewing, cooking, quilting, or something, despite her aliments. Her children remember her reading to them from books that she had. She was strict though, and she only spoke once. She was a deeply religious woman, being a regular member of the Cedar Springs Methodist Church. She saw that the family attended camp meeting too. Once she asked the Sullivan family if she could borrow their one-horse sury so her family could go to camp meeting in style and not in their old wagon. For a time she not only raise her own family but also took care of her mother who had moved in with them. As she got older the seizures came more frequently. Frank, on the other hand was a hard worker, but he was more easy-going than Martha. He was always joking with the kids or reading the comics to them from the newspaper. Nephew, Cecil Moore, remembers staying with Uncle Frank in the summer and being caught riding one of his calves in the pasture. Frank smiled and told him not to let the calf get too hot, and not to let "Aunt Marthy" see him or she’d whip his butt. Frank loved his children as well as his grandchildren. He was always doing little things for them or telling them stories. Brown describes his father as his pal when he was growing up. He taught him how to work on the farm, how to play baseball, and how to be a respectable person. He was loved by everyone that knew him.

As Frank and Martha grew older the chores of the farm became too much for them to handle alone. They moved off the home place and rented the Thompson place where there was just a small house on a lot. Oscar and his family moved on to the home place and farmed it. Later Oscar moved Frank and Martha back to the home place where he and Ola could watch them closer. In 1956 Frank found that he had cancer and chose to forego medical treatment and die quietly at home. At the age of 83 years and one month, Frank passed away on October 18, 1956, and was buried in the Brad Cemetery. Martha was taken care of by Oscar and Ola until her death on August 17, 1958, being 80 years old. She is buried next to Frank.

Oscar and Ola eventually bought the home place and lived there most of their lives. Oscar died on June 19, 1975 and Ola followed on February 29, 1984. They are buried together in the Brad Cemetery.3

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Derl Houghton, June 7, 2001.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1930 US Census, Texas, Palo Pinto Co., Pricinct 7, District 17, Dwl 47-54, ln 19, ED 182-17, SD 8, sheet 4A.
  3. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.oshelp.com/houghtonfamily.
  4. [S415] E-mail from Jeannine Houghton Robertson, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  5. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 19, E.D. 81, S. 23, Ln. 28.
  6. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Palo Pinto Co., TX, Reel 108, V. 87, E.D. 119, S. 16, Ln. 66.
  7. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: 1663; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 0119; FHL microfilm: 1241663.
  8. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T624_1583; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 192;
    line 78, dwl 16-18.
  9. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1983670.
  10. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 6, Stephens, Texas; Roll: T625_1844; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 252; 54, dwl 331-357.
  11. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 7, Palo Pinto Co.,Texas; Roll: 2382; Enumeration District: 17; Page 239, Sheet: 4A; line 19, dwl 47-54.
  12. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census ,, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T627_4119; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 182-17; line 51, dwl 79.

Oscar Carver Houghton1

M, #52807, b. 21 October 1876, d. 12 October 1961

Family 1: Theodocia Drucilla Ellege b. 6 May 1881 or 16 Sep 1881, d. 16 Sep 1916

Family 2: Maybon Etta Glover b. 18 Oct 1896, d. 7 Jul 1989

Biography

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BirthOct 21, 1876Ellis Co., TX, USA, age 3 in 1880 census; age 21, Oct 1878, in 1900 census; age 33 in 1910 census; age 43 in 1920 census; age 53 in 1930; age 63 in 1940 census census; Dave Reedy: Ellis Co., TX; Derl Houghton: Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX3,4
1900 Census1900Justice Precinct 1, Johnson Co., TX, USA, age 21, single, farm laborer; boarding with James R. Scott5,6
MarriageAug 26, 1900near, Garner, Parker Co., TX, USA4
1910 Census1910Justice Prect 7, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 33, farmer7
Marriage1918TX, USA, he age 40, she age 208,4
1920 Census1920Justice Prect 7, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 43, farming9
1930 Census1930Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 53, next door to brother Frank10
1940 Census1940Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, age 63, farming; next door to brother Frank F. Houghton11
DeathOct 12, 1961Nazareth Hospital, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, at age 83 of congestive heart failure4,12
BurialOct 15, 1961Brad Cemetery, Palo Pinto Co., TX, USA, next to Theodocia4
BiographyDerl Houghton:
* 14 Aug 1916 Bought adjoining Farm 125 Ac. - First State Bank Strawn, TX . Note for $1000.
* Bought Farm on Palo Pinto/Stephens Co., Line (Located adjacent to brother Frank's farm). He paid $400 Down and Financed 6 payments of $100/yr total $1000 + 8% per annum. Property Description being 100 acres, The NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 & E1/2 of SW 1/4 of Sec 35, Blk. 4, situated in Palo Pinto and Stephens Counties, TX
* 3 Jan 1920, Second Farm Note Paid Off.
* About 1939, Sold Part of Farm & Bought Home in Caddo, Stephens Co., TX,
*About 1950, Sold Remainder of farm..
* About 1952-53, Sold Home in Caddo and Moved in with or lived in a trailer-house at Donnie's or Pearl's over next several Years in Breckenridge and Mineral Wells, TX.
* One night Oscar Carver's neighbor, Mr. Collins, told Oscar to ride his horse to the station to catch the train to Cleburne for his father's funeral. No one to dig grave so Oscar and his brother, Wyman, dug the grave and buried Joe on the 8th and Oscar caught the train back to the station, got the horse from the livery stable about 9:00 PM, rode the horse home (18 miles) and was home for the birth of Sherman Paul on the 9th.

As compiled and written by Rosa Emm and Dave Reedy about 1990.
A biography of Oscar C. Houghton, the fifth and youngest child of Joseph and Mary Jane (Duffy) Houghton. Compiled from newsletter published by Dave Reedy and Rosa Houghton. As you will recall from the first issue, Joseph and Mary Jane were married in Dekalb, Illinois, in 1866. They soon moved to Michigan where four of their five sons were born. Oscars family moved to Texas in summer of 1876. Oscar Carver Houghton was born October 21, 1876, in Ellis County. Soon after, they moved across the county line into Johnson County, where Joseph rented a farm near Cleburne.

Oscar didn’t get to know his mother very well, for she died in 1879 when he was just three years old. The cause of her death remains unknown at this time. When he was seven, his father married a widow woman, Mary Malinda Mooney (Tubb), who became his stepmother. He spent much of his formative years there in Johnson County.

When Oscar was 24 years old, he married Theodocia Elliege of neighboring Parker County. She was the daughter of Jim and Drucilla Ellege, born May 6, 1881. According to the Federal Census of 1910, she claims to have been born in Mississippi. They were married near the end of 1900, near Garner, Texas, and here is where their first child was born on September 21, 1901. They named him Duffy Drue Houghton; Duffy after his grandmother’s maiden name and Drue after her mother’s name.

Soon after, the family moved to Stevens County and rented the Pollard place. Their second child, Oscar Fred was born here. Then they rented the Cowart place near Caddo. Here Odie Elizabeth and Sherman Paul was born. One year later, Oscar bought the Curry place which consisted of 100 acres, and later bought an adjoining 125 acres from Walter Christian. These lands were located just across the county line into Palo Pinto County. His farm was adjacent to the farm of his brother, Frank.

By 1910, their family had grown to five children. They were Duffy, Fred, Odie, Sherman, and Eugene. Later they had another daughter they named Ora Lee. They farmed cotton on this land and the whole family worked it together. Duffy remembers a time when he was small, they were picking cotton and the stalks were taller than he was. So he got the idea to break the stalks over to reach the ripe cotton balls, not thinking about the unripe balls still on the stalk. When his father saw what he was doing, he made good use of one of the broken stalks, teaching Duffy a quick lesson in farming on the seat of his pants.

In 1916, Doshie took sick with tuberculosis. Even though her name was Theodocia, she never cared for it, so she changed her name to Doshia Drue. Her condition gradually worsened till she passed away on September 16, of that same year. She was just 34 years old. Oscar had taken a wagon load of cedar logs 18 miles into Strawn to buy some groceries when he was called to the phone to be told that his wife was dying. He rushed home but she died before he got there. He buried her in the Brad cemetery.

Oscar remarried in 1918 to Maybon Glover (Storey) of Mineral Wells. Her husband, John, had passed away leaving her with two children, Marvin and Nettie. Oscar still had six children at home, adding her two made eight, and then they had five more. There was Donnie Mae, C.M., the twins Pearl Julia and Earl Junior, and Truman Carver.

In 1939, times in this country were not so good. Work was hard to find, and we were just about to enter World War II. Oscar sold out and moved his family to Caddo. Only C.M., Pearl, Earl, and Truman were still at home. They bought a house, and there they lived for the next ten years. The remaining children all married and left home. After that, they moved to Mineral Wells where he and Maybon could be near Pearl and Donnie. It was in Mineral Wells that Oscar C. Houghton died, on the 12th of October, 1961. He was almost 85 years old. He is buried in Brad cemetery next to Doshia. Maybon lived until July 7, of this year. She would have been 93 on her next birthday. She is buried in Mineral Wells next to John.

Oscar is remembered by his family as being a hard worker, and who sacrificed much for his loved ones. He didn’t like laziness, and wanted everyone around him to be busy. Both of his wives were religious women which must have affected him, for he was saved at a camp-meeting.4
ResearchNote son Truman; only other Truman Houghtons were in Bakersfield VT at time of grandfather Jonathan Sr,

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Derl Houghton, May 7, 2001.
  2. [S415] E-mail from Jeannine Houghton Robertson, Aug. 21, 2001, Ancestry Houghton Message Board.
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 19, E.D. 81, S. 23, Ln. 28.
  4. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , www.oshelp.com/houghtonfamily.
  5. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Johnson Co., TX, Reel 108, V. 65, E.D. 53, S. 5, Ln. 72.
  6. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 1, Johnson, Texas; Roll: 1649; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 1241649.
  7. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T624_1583; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 192; line 84, dwl 17-19.
  8. [S235] U.S. Census, 1930 US Census, Texas, Palo Pinto Co., Pricinct 7, District 17, Dwl 48-55, ln 23, ED 182-17, SD 8, sheet 4A.
  9. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 7, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T625_1839; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 204; line 84, dwl 17-19.
  10. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Texas, Palo Pinto Co., Precinct 7, District 17, Dwl 48-55, ln 23, ED 182-17, SD 8, sheet 4A.
  11. [S1479] 1940 U.S. Federal Census ,, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll: T627_4119; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 182-17; line 53, dwl 80.
  12. [S5] Death Certificate, http://www.footnote.com: Texas Death Records, Houghton surnames.
  13. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Rootsweb.Com, Houghton Surname, California Death Records, 1940-1997, Feb. 4, 2002.

Maggie Houghton1

F, #52808, b. October 1855

Family 1:

Family 2: Cyrus Edwards b. Jan 1852

  • Marriage*: Maggie Houghton married Cyrus Edwards on circa 1881 mar 19 years in 1900.3

Biography

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BirthOct, 1855TX, USA, age 26 in 1880 census2,3
1880 Census1880Rockdale, Milam Co., TX, USA, age 26, keeping house1
Marriagecirca 1881mar 19 years in 19003
Children+19007 children born and living3
1900 Census1900Elkton, Todd Co., KY, USA, age 48, dry goods merchant; and Sarah B. Edwards, Oct. 1822, 77, VA, widow3

Citations

  1. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Rockdale, Milam, Texas; Roll: T9_1319; Family History Film: 1255319; Page: 280C; Enumeration District: 104; sheet 22, line 39, dwl 175-179.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 24, E.D. 104, S. 22, Ln. 39.
  3. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Elkton, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T623_552; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 88; line 23, dwl 103-104.

Johnnie E. Houghton1

F, #52809, b. December 1876

Biography

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BirthDec, 1876TX, USA, age 3 in 1880 census; age 23 in 1900 census2,3

Citations

  1. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Rockdale, Milam, Texas; Roll: T9_1319; Family History Film: 1255319; Page: 280C; Enumeration District: 104; sheet 22, line 39, dwl 175-179.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 24, E.D. 104, S. 22, Ln. 39.
  3. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Elkton, Todd, Kentucky; Roll: T623_552; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 88; line 23, dwl 103-104.

Mary Ann Bruton1

F, #52810, b. 24 February 1839, d. 6 March 1885

Family: William Michael Houghton b. 6 Dec 1834, d. 29 Nov 1879

Biography

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BirthFeb 24, 1839Red River Co., TX, USA, age 41 in 1880 census1
MarriageOct 16, 1855Titus Co., TX, USA1
1880 Census1880Precinct 1, Franklin Co., TX, USA, age 41, widow, keeping house2,3
DeathMar 6, 1885TX, USA1
ParentsDparents born in AL
ResearchPrecinct 1, Franklin Co., TX, USA

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Terry G. Temple, May 8, 2001, in a descendancy chart of Joshua Houghton.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Franklin Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 92, E.D. 32, S. 21, Ln. 25.
  3. [S1229] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 1, Franklin Co., TX, Roll: T9_1304; Family History Film: 1255304; Page: 410A; Reel 29, Vol. 92, E.D. 32, S. 21, Ln. 25, dwl 179-179.
  4. [S415] E-mail from Terry G. Temple, May 8, 2001, in a descendancy chart of Joshua Houghton.

Robert Alonzo Houghton1

M, #52811, b. 6 December 1858, d. 5 October 1937

Family 1: Beulah E. (?) b. Sep 1869, d. a 1900

Family 2: Kate Judson Shurtleff b. 3 Jan 1877, d. 6 Nov 1964

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BirthDec 6, 1858Titus Co., TX, USA, age 21 in 1880 census; Dec. 1858, age 41 in 1900 census; age 51 in 1910 census; age 61 in 1920 cenbsus; age 71 in 1930 census1,3
Occupation1880a farmer
Marriage1
1900 Census1900Wise Co., TX, USA3
1910 Census1910Justice Precinct 3, TX, USA, age 51, widowed, farm laborer4
MarriageSep 24, 1912age 35 & 361
1920 Census1920Justice Precinct 5, Nacogdoches Co., TX, USA, age 61, farmer; and mother in law Marguerite Shurtleff, 77, widow5
1930 Census1930Precinct 5, Nacogdoches Co., TX, USA, age 71, none6
DeathOct 5, 1937Mt. Vernon, Franklin Co., TX, USA, age 78, of arteriosclerosis1,7
BurialOct 6, 1937Friendship Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Franklin Co., TX, USA

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Terry G. Temple, May 8, 2001, in a descendancy chart of Joshua Houghton.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Franklin Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 92, E.D. 32, S. 21, Ln. 25.
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Wise Co., TX, Reel 108, V. 114, E.D. 133, S. 5, Ln. 65.
  4. [S1231] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 3, Franklin, Texas; Roll: T624_1552; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0051; FHL microfilm: 1375565

    Source Information.
  5. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 5, Nacogdoches, Texas; Roll: T625_1835; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 918.
  6. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 5, Nacogdoches, Texas; Roll: 2379; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0014; Image: 444.0; FHL microfilm: 2342113.
  7. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.footnote.com: Texas Death Records, Houghton surnames.

Mary Louisa Houghton1

F, #52812, b. 30 January 1865, d. 14 March 1884

Family: Clifton Reece

  • Marriage*: Mary Louisa Reece married Clifton Reece on Oct 13, 1881 at Franklin Co., TX, USA, Nall: The Franklin County Genealogical society has a copy
    of the original marriage license of
    Reese Clifton and Louisa (Louella on the license.) It has the marriage date
    listed as Oct. 13, 1881; Temple: 13 Oct 1883.1,3

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BirthJan 30, 1865Titus Co., TX, USA, age 15 in 1880 census1
MarriageOct 13, 1881Franklin Co., TX, USA, Nall: The Franklin County Genealogical society has a copy
of the original marriage license of
Reese Clifton and Louisa (Louella on the license.) It has the marriage date
listed as Oct. 13, 1881; Temple: 13 Oct 18831,3
DeathMar 14, 18841

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Terry G. Temple, May 8, 2001, in a descendancy chart of Joshua Houghton.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Franklin Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 92, E.D. 32, S. 21, Ln. 25.
  3. [S415] E-mail from Rhonda Nall, Jan. 7, 2007.

Anna Hawley1

F, #52813, b. circa 1867

Family: Charles Walter Hill b. 12 Feb 1842

Biography

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Birthcirca 18671
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Kate Agnes Hill1

F, #52814, b. 1872

Family: Capt. John Holliday b. 1870

Biography

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Birth18721
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Capt. John Holliday1

M, #52815, b. 1870

Family: Kate Agnes Hill b. 1872

Biography

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Birth18701
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Ethel May Holliday1

F, #52816, b. 1898

Family: Capt. Julius Swanson b. 1894

Biography

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Birth18981
Marriage1
ResearchEthel May Holliday, is listed in the Rev. Ebenezer Hill Genealogy as V.247.

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Capt. Julius Swanson1

M, #52817, b. 1894

Family: Ethel May Holliday b. 1898

Biography

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Birth18941
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Ethel Elizabeth Swanson1

F, #52818, b. 1925

Family: Harry F. Froehlich b. 1920

Biography

Corresponded with authorY
A Contributor to Houghton Surname ProjectY
Birth19251
Marriage1
AddressFeb 28, 2001EDDESEZ@aol.com1
Contributn

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Harry F. Froehlich1

M, #52819, b. 1920

Family: Ethel Elizabeth Swanson b. 1925

Biography

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Birth19201
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Kenneth C. Froehlich1

M, #52820, b. 1960

Family: Mary Dunn b. 1963

  • Marriage*: Kenneth C. Froehlich married Mary Dunn.1

Biography

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Birth19601
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Mary Dunn1

F, #52821, b. 1963

Family: Kenneth C. Froehlich b. 1960

Biography

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Birth19631
Marriage1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Nicole Marie Froehlich1

F, #52822, b. 9 January 1986

Biography

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BirthJan 9, 19861

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Edde (Ethel) Froehlich, Feb. 28, 2001.

Aroha Francena Chatwin1

F, #52823, b. 15 May 1912

Family: Lyle Graham

  • Mar 3*: Aroha Francena Chatwin married third Lyle Graham.1

Biography

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BirthMay 15, 1912
Mar 31

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Marilyn Dickerson, Feb. 25, 2001.

Lyle Graham1

M, #52824

Family: Aroha Francena Chatwin b. 15 May 1912

Biography

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Mar 31

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Marilyn Dickerson, Feb. 25, 2001.

Vera Mae Chatwin1

F, #52825, b. 6 July 1915

Family: Orsen Terry Carter

Biography

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BirthJul 6, 1915
Mar 21

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Marilyn Dickerson, Feb. 25, 2001.

Orsen Terry Carter1

M, #52826

Family: Vera Mae Chatwin b. 6 Jul 1915

Biography

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Mar 21

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Marilyn Dickerson, Feb. 25, 2001.

Chris Houghton1

M, #52827

Family: Norma Wilson

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OriginTenterden, Kent, England1
Immigration1975Toronto, Ontario, Canada1
Marriage1
Residence2001Eugene, OR, USA1
ParentsSJames Houghton, b. Liverpool, England, and Vera; residents of Tenterden, Kent.

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Norma Wilson, Feb. 28, 2001.

Norma Wilson1

F, #52828

Family: Chris Houghton

Biography

A Contributor to Houghton Surname ProjectY
Corresponded with authorY
Marriage1
AddressFeb 28, 2001wilson@remax-integrity.com

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Norma Wilson, Feb. 28, 2001.

Nancy Jane Houghton1

F, #52829, b. 28 March 1869, d. 1938

Family: James Wiley Richardson b. 1863, d. 1931

Biography

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BirthMar 28, 1869Titus Co., TX, USA, age 11 in 1880 census1
Marriage1
Death1938Davidson, OK, USA1

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Terry G. Temple, May 8, 2001, in a descendancy chart of Joshua Houghton.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Franklin Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 92, E.D. 32, S. 21, Ln. 25.

William Alexander Houghton1

M, #52830, b. 21 September 1872, d. 28 January 1936

Family: Sarah Elizabeth Argo b. 20 Apr 1872, d. 1 Apr 1957

Biography

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BirthSep 21, 1872Gray Rock, Titus Co., TX, USA, age 7 in 1880 census; Sep 1871, age 28 in 1900 census; age 47 in 1920 census; age 57 in 1930 census; Death Cert.: Aug 22 18671,3,4
Marriage1891Lamar Co., TX, USA, age 18 and 18; mar 8 years in 1900 census1,5
1900 Census1900Pct 3, Red River Co., TX, USA, age 28, farmer3,6
Mil. DraftSep 10, 1918Lamar Co., TX, USA, age 45, farming4
1920 Census1920Paris, Lamar Co., TX, USA, age 47, dry goods store salesman7
1930 Census1930Precinct 7, Lamar Co., TX, USA, age 57, a farmer8
DeathJan 28, 1936Minter, Lamar Co., TX, USA, of chronic nephritis1,9
BurialMount Pleasant Cemetery, Deport, Lamar Co., TX, USA10,9
Duplicate

Citations

  1. [S415] E-mail from Terry G. Temple, May 8, 2001, in a descendancy chart of Joshua Houghton.
  2. [S235] U.S. Census, 1880 Soundex, Franklin Co., TX, Reel 29, Vol. 92, E.D. 32, S. 21, Ln. 25.
  3. [S235] U.S. Census, 1900 Soundex, Red River Co., TX, Reel 108, V. 91, E.D. 105, S. 15, Ln. 36.
  4. [S1308] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, online http://content.ancestry.com, Roll: 1983378.
  5. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Rootsweb. Com, Marriage Records, Houghton Surname, Jan. 28, 2002.
  6. [S1230] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , Justice Precinct 3, Red River Co.,Texas; Roll:T623; Enumeration District 105; Sheet: 15A; line 36, dwl 258-259.
  7. [S1232] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , Paris, Lamar Co.,Texas; Roll: 1827; Enumeration District: 97; Sheet: 28B:ITAL]; line 77, dwl 45-174-182.
  8. [S1233] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , Precinct 7, Lamar Co.,Texas; Roll: 2368; Enumeration District: 36; Page 241, Sheet: 2A; line 29, dwl 32-32.
  9. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , http://www.footnote.com: Texas Death Records, Houghton surnames.
  10. [S654] Electronic Web Site, , Rootsweb. Com, Cemetery Records Database, Houghton Surname, Jan. 28, 2002.